UNC Charlotte Hosting College Version of “Iron Chef”

NACUFS09 As part of the NACUFS Southern Region 2009 Conference being held on the UNC Charlotte campus March 11 – 14, chefs from Southern university and college food services will compete in a culinary challenge Friday at UNC Charlotte in what the school is describing as a collegiate version of “Iron Chef.”

Beginning Wednesday, UNC Charlotte is hosting the yearly conference of the National Association of College and University Food Services Southern Region. More than 120 food service professionals from 30 colleges and universities will attend the conference.

Six chefs from southern universities will compete for medals and the right to represent the Southern Region of the National Association of College and University Food Services at the national competition. Contestants will prepare four portions of an original hot entrée featuring Whole, Dressed Local (sustainable) Organic Rainbow Trout.

The challenge runs from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Halton Arena on the UNCC campus. It is free and open to the public.

For more information about the NACUFS Southern Region 2009 Conference visit the event web site.